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My Favourite IT Paradigms

Mark reflects on 10 years of speaking at 50 conferences in 20 countries and 4 continents and shares some of the 'paradigms' that have helped him and his clients get a better grip on IT.
Recorded Feb 18 2014 46 mins
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